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Concussions a public health issue

Updated: February 7, 2010, 8:58 AM ET
By Stephania Bell | ESPN.com

MIAMI -- Concussions are the hot topic in the NFL right now, with increased concern about the brain health of football players once their careers are over. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has made it clear he is concerned about the issue and has implemented several directives, including return-to-play rule changes.

Congressional members have expressed concern about the issue for the general public as well. In October, a panel of House Judiciary Committee members held hearings related ...

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